We are having a marvy day here. It's partly sunny and so warm you can go outside in a T shirt... well, you'd better wear pants, too. We've had some rain recently - just enough to keep the fear of drought off our minds, and they promise more, but we will see. So things have started blooming - locally the almond trees, and some ornamentals (I don't know the name of), the daffodils are coming open one at a time, and the winter blooming azalea and camellia have just started, too. We've had one of those confusing winters again. Dry - which hardly ever happens - and colder than usual. (We had to put the Christmas lights and some spot lights out in the citrus area so our fruit wouldn't go bad. Keeps it juuuust warm enough that nothing freezes.)
That's enough chit chat, On With The Quilt Show!
This is "Maligue Lake" by Ann Barrow. I'd like to try my hand at a landscape quilt. And this one reminds me of a dream I had a few years ago.
Here's a close up of the bear. In the dream I was right next to a bear. He was growling and smelled really badly. Somehow I was not afraid... then I woke up, next to a snoring hubby. You ever have dreams like that?
Below: "Threads That Bind" by Janet Sweetland. I've seen alot of spool quilts around Blogland, and I thought this one was really nice. She must have a bundle of ombre threads... there is a close up after this picture, that shows the ombre idea even better. I love the garland around the outer border. See the scissors in the upper left?
The next 5 pictures are again for you applique enthusiasts. I didn't want you to miss any of this quilt. It was amazing in person. It's really big! It's called "New York Baltimore" by Dawn Licker. The brochure says:
"This is one of 40 quilts chosen out of 400 to exhibit at Houston, Cincinnati and Long Beach. It was made completely with 1800's reproduction fabrics and is a copy of a quilt which resides in the Metropolitan Museum."
What an honor! but then - what a quilt. I feel privileged just to have seen it. Wonder what Dawn feels like...
Well, that is all from the show. Next time I'll show you the 4 new HP patterns I did.
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. My sweety is taking me out for dinner. Hurray!